Hotter weather means getting the grill fired up for delicious hotdogs, hamburgers, and those good old-fashioned Texas-style steaks. However, it can be hard to distinguish whether a gas line grill is the right choice for your specific grilling needs. Keep reading to learn about gas lines for grills, how gas grills differ from propane grills, tips that can help you use a gas grill effectively, and how a gas line plumber from Joe the Plumber can help any Houston-area resident with their gas line plumbing.
You can use a gas line to not only supply gas into your home but also to power your gas grill. As long as your home has a properly functioning gas supply, the expert gas connections professionals from Joe the Plumber can accurately and safely attach a separate gas line for you to use for your grill.
While you may want to install a gas line for your grill yourself, we strongly encourage you to call our experts instead. We have the tools, experience, and knowledge to safely connect the stub-out gas valve to your grill and gas line.
Doesn’t your propane grill always seem to run out of fuel at the most inconvenient times – especially when you’re most eager to grill your favorite meats and sides? If you frequently find yourself needing to cook inside rather than outside, it may be time to graduate to a natural gas grill.
Gas line grilling has many advantages over propane grilling. With gas lines, you can fuel your grill without constantly running to a convenience store or other fill-up point to refill your propane tank. Gas grills are also connected directly to your home’s gas system, so unless you forget to pay your gas bill, you should be able to grill as often as you’d like.
Since gas grills don’t need to be refilled as propane tanks do, gas lines are the eco-friendly solution, as they don’t create wasteful empty tanks. You can also use gas lines for a wide variety of other outdoor appliances, and natural gas is less expensive than propane, so it’s even easier to decide to switch to a natural gas grill.
After our gas line plumber makes the necessary connections between the natural gas supply in your home and your grill, you can begin to use your new grill effectively by following these tips and steps.
To light your grill, first ensure that it’s in a well-ventilated area. Then, hold the igniter button while slowly turning on the burner control knob closest to it. You should see a row of bluish flames through the cooking grates. Once you see these flames, stop pressing the igniter button. If the burner doesn’t light within a few seconds, turn off the control knob and release the igniter button. Once the gas you’ve released dissipates, try again. Repeat this process for the rest of the burners until they’re all fully lit. If your gas grill doesn’t have an igniter or if it isn’t working, use a multi-purpose lighter or long match.
Once your gas grill is through the ignition phase, use your grill as you would any other. The preheating, cleaning, and food handling processes are the same as a propane grill. To turn off your gas grill, shut off all burners, turn the gas supply valve all the way off, and wait for it to cool down completely before closing the lid.
When you need a gas line grill installed on your property, there’s only one plumber for the job: Joe the Plumber. Our gas line plumbing experts are here to help residents throughout Houston, Cypress, Katy, Spring, Tomball, and Magnolia, Texas, safely and deliciously grill their favorite foods year-round, utilizing gas connections to spare them the hassles of refilling and replacing propane tanks.
Ready to get started on your gas grill installation or need gas line repairs? Call us today.